Mask Workshops

Mask Workshops with Vamos Theatre Company
Mask Workshops with Vamos Theatre Company

The UK’s leading mask theatre company Vamos recently ran two master classes for us – Level 1 and Level 2  “Revealing the Mask”.

Revealing the Mask is suitable for all professional actors, performers and theatre makers.  We often find new professional performers for productions and Walkabout work through these workshops.

Revealing the Mask (Level 1) is a creative, high energy and inspiring session that gives participants a thorough introduction to full mask technique. Through games, exercises and shared exploration, the workshop introduces mask characterisation, mask physicality, and techniques such as clocking, stillness and isolation, helping to build confidence and understanding of mask performance.

Revealing the Mask (Level 2) is a chance for participants who have completed Level 1 to develop more advanced full mask skills and a deeper understanding of the form. As well as looking in more detail at characterisation and  physicality, participants will have chance to devise individually and as a mask ensemble,  and to learn the essentials of directing full mask. N.B Participants should complete Level 1 before attending Level 2.

Learning outcomes:
Level 1
•    Familiarity with the basics of full mask performance, including characterisation and physicality
•    Increased confidence when performing in a mask
•    An understanding of some of the essential techniques of full mask
•    An understanding of the importance of focus whilst performing in full mask

Level 2
•    A developed understanding of characterisation and physicality in full mask
•    A detailed knowledge of techniques that make for excellent full mask performance
•    Increased confidence in the devising process
•    An understanding of the key essentials when directing mask

Suitability: actors, performers and theatre makers
Course size: maximum 24 participants
To book a workshop: contact us on 01905 312921 or via our Contact page

You can book workshops through Vamos of course, but watch this space for further workshops through The Play’s The Thing.

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